Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Room Tour Part 2!


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A bit ago I decided doing little sneak peaks into my room at home would not only be a neat idea for a post but would also force me to clean my room. However, it would seem that I have circumvented that yet again as I've chosen to do my bulletin board next! (;
If you didn't see my first post where I showed you my vanity and told you about my inspiration for it, go check it out…after you read this post of course! 
I started this bulletin board sometime in middle school. Someone gave it to me as a present and I'm so glad the they did! Every time I get a pretty sticker, a cute card, or any little thing really, I find a place to pin in on the board. Honestly, it's gotten quite full and after taking these pictures and remembering how much I love all my little keepsakes, I've decided to get another board. There are so many things on there now that I can't share all of them with you, but I'll share a few of my favorites! 

 In the bottom right corner I have the stamp from a Christmas present from my mum because it came from London and then the Union Jack flag print that came in the box with my tangle teaser. Every time I see these little tidbits I think of England, all the hard work I'm putting into getting there, and how amazing it will be once I'm finally there. #cantwait
You can also see the corner of a birthday card I got from my family because when I was younger I went to sleep very early and they used to tell me to put my teeth by the sink…as in false teeth..hence the card. 
Starting at the top left, I have my page pin from working at the capitol over the summer, another cute birthday card, my name tag from sorority rush, an LSU flag from orientation, my Winter Conference name tag (I swear, a post on this is coming soon!!), my number 7 tag from when I tried out for color guard freshman year, and yes, that's a Jonas Brothers poster in the background..I guess I've always had a thing for rockstars. 

 Yep, right in the center is another name tag from a program I interviewed for before I started at LSU. I have my card that came with my Tory Burch boots, because, I mean, I must keep every memento from those babies. I have a ticket from a Taylor Swift concert I didn't even go to just because I found it and she performed on my birthday, so I thought it was special. In the middle, that green card is a thing from middle school that belonged to my crush at the time. On St. Patrick's Day, the boys got these cards and you had to do things for them to get it (like carry their books, etc…btw the girls got cards on Valentine's Day) and at the end of the day, the girl with the most cards got a prize. I got this kid's two years in a row I think so I guess it was pretty important to me at the time! 
 On this particular pin, I have a little card a girl wrote for me in my sophomore year of high school. It was so sweet of her and she wrote once for everyone in the class - so lovely! I also have a fortune that says "People rise to your expectations." I got this in a cookie sometime in my sophomore year and boy, did it revolutionize my way of thinking! 
 Oh, every time I see these it makes me smile and love my mumma even more! These were attached to balloons on my 14th and 15th birthdays! I felt so special because she brought it to school for me with some candy. It was such a neat treat and those cards made it even better…and yes that says from my future Jonas in-laws. 
 I cut a page out of Seventeen a while back because I loved the little tips they gave about confidence and I'm a huge believer in "fake it til you make it." I also have yet another birthday card from my grandparents and my schedule from freshman year!  
These are the hand written birthday cards that you saw in the first picture. It's a tradition that me and my sisters always write each other hand written birthday cards and I'm so glad that I've saved these. Apparently Mal was in the hospital for one of my birthdays and she drew a nice little picture of what we'd do when she got it. She also wrote a lovely little note about not letting people get you down because they can only make you feel as small as you let them, and I'm so glad to have that to look back on now! Hannah's card is the one on the left! 
This is what my board looks like with everything pinned on it! I also have little things like my wristband from the huge watermark called Schlitterbaun and my schedule from 8th grade! That Mardi Gras mask hangs in the corner because not only does it give the room a bit of color, but it reminds me of a little piece of who I am since I'm been involved in so much Mardi Gras stuff since I was very little! 
It looks a bit like an episode of hoarders, but all these little things bring me back to certain places in my life and I just love looking back sometimes. I also keep a container of practically all my notes since middle school and I've appointed myself the keeper of all the old pictures of my mum and dad since they're divorced now, but while some of those things make me a bit sad, my bulletin board is full of all the happy stuff! This has been building up since middle school (about 8 years in the making) and while I can laugh at how much I've changed since some of these things were pinned, I can also reminisce about all the things that have stayed the same. I can't wait to start another one and keep collecting little memories for the next ten years to come!

What's your favorite little keepsake that you've kept through the years?  
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